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Re: extract from list and keep track

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg62160] Re: extract from list and keep track
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 02:08:39 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <dl4ah1$j48$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Andrea schrieb:
> I'm trying to write a program for the following. Seems simple, but I'm 
> unable to to do it:
> 
> I have a list of increasing odd numbers. I want to create a table that 
> indicates which numbers in this list are 1(mod 8) and 7(mod 8) and what 
> position in the list these numbers have.
> Then I would like to have them removed form the list to get a new (reduced) 
> list.
> 
> 
> Example: 3, 7, 9, 21, 43, 57, 63, 71, 75, 99.   I want to form this a Table:
> 
> 2      7
> 3      9
> 6    57
> 7    63
> 8    71
> 
> 7 is 7(mod 8) and is the 2nd member in the list, 9 is 1(mod 8) and is the 
> 3rd member in the list, etc.
> 
> The next list would become, having removed the ones in the table:
> 
> 3, 21, 43, 75, 99
> 
> And I would be using some other congruence criteria. Etc.
> 
> Thanks,
> Andrea
> 
Hi Andrea,

there are many ways to do this. One of them is:

data = {3, 7, 9, 21, 43, 57, 63, 71, 75, 99};
Pick[data, Mod[#, 8] & /@ data, 1 | 7] /.
   x_Integer :> Append[First@Position[data, x], x]

   {{2,7},{3,9},{6,57},{7,63},{8,71}}

Peter


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